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    The Browns won the tug of war, bottom line. Nothing the RB can do when there are 3 guys in the hole waiting for you. The O-line got destroyed in those 4 plays. Had Ben not been injured, they might have rolled out or did some PA there. Even before the 4th down try, I was screaming take the points. But Tomlin allowed himself to caught up in the "pissing contest" and came away with nothing.

    Only thing I would have done differently down there was perhaps some form of Wildcat or something similar.

    Whatever, I stand behind Mendy and will. He ran hard last night and largely because of him in the 2nd half, the Steelers were able to kill the clock and preserve the win.

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    Redman would be the better option at the goaline, I have no doubt about that whatsover.

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    I hope this team learned something after watching that game. If you don't get a good push the first time on that play, don't run it to the same spot again with the same personnel. The 49ers will be watching for the Steelers to go into that look and if Arians gets it into his head to try it again it's going to be trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big T View Post
    There is no way you can justify blaming Mendenhall at all for those plays on the goal line. I've never seen an offensive line get blown up four straight plays like last night. I watched each of those 4 downs probably 5 times after the game and the blame falls completely on the line. Do you really expect Rashard to run over 4 guys to get in the endzone? I'm 100% confident that if Pouncey was in there, there would've been 6 points added to the scoreboard. Everyone is always bitching about redman at the goal line but seem to forget that most of Mendenhall's 13 TDs last year came from the goal line. Everyone bitches about Mendy's dancing and how he's not all "smashmouth", but when he's at the goal line, there's no dancing. He finds a hole and goes forward. It's the lines responsibility to create those holes. I get that Mendenhall isn't Bettis, but all the hate is a bit ridiculous. The man ran HARD after Ben went down and had a very solid game. Before that goal line stand he had 12 carries for 75 yards. That's over 6 a carry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TampaSteelGirl View Post
    This is my bitch EVERY damn week!!!! Why the hell would you be on the 2 yard line and give Mendy the ball 4 times!!!!!! I mean if he can't get in the first 2 why the hell would you keep playing that call???????

    THEY DONT CALL HIM REDZONE REDMAN FOR NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!! BA NEEDS TO WAKE THE F*CK UP!!!! i HATE THAT GUY EVEN MORE!

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    I'll agree with you on the last 2 sentences...Mendy did run hard after Ben got hurt but why do you have to put a fire under that guy's arse to get him to run hard...Redman runs hard everytime...95% of the time he will get the yards and then some!
    redman would have had the same result no hole no points

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    Quote Originally Posted by connecticutsteel View Post
    redman would have had the same result no hole no points
    There have been quite a few times when there is no hole for Redman yet he still gains a few...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big T View Post
    There is no way you can justify blaming Mendenhall at all for those plays on the goal line. I've never seen an offensive line get blown up four straight plays like last night. I watched each of those 4 downs probably 5 times after the game and the blame falls completely on the line. Do you really expect Rashard to run over 4 guys to get in the endzone? I'm 100% confident that if Pouncey was in there, there would've been 6 points added to the scoreboard. Everyone is always bitching about redman at the goal line but seem to forget that most of Mendenhall's 13 TDs last year came from the goal line. Everyone bitches about Mendy's dancing and how he's not all "smashmouth", but when he's at the goal line, there's no dancing. He finds a hole and goes forward. It's the lines responsibility to create those holes. I get that Mendenhall isn't Bettis, but all the hate is a bit ridiculous. The man ran HARD after Ben went down and had a very solid game. Before that goal line stand he had 12 carries for 75 yards. That's over 6 a carry.
    OMFg thank you.... someone who actually can realize that Mendy isnt the worst fing running back! he is good, like i said, no adrian peterson but he is damn near close in my oppinion. Redmen is the darren sproles of the steelers

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